Monthly Archives: February 2017

Literacy Lift Off

Literacy Lift Off

Ms. Kilmartin’s First class has been very busy for the last six weeks completing the Literacy Lift Off program. We had great fun!

New Book

We got a new book every day during Literacy Lift Off. We first read our book with Mrs. McCabe, before reading it at home. We practised our prediction skills, as well as figuring out lots of new words!





Familiar Reading

At the familiar reading station we read our books from the night before, with Ms. Kilmartin. We practised becoming quick readers and talking about the story, as well as learning lots about punctuation, grammar and spellings.





At the writing station, Mrs. McCullagh helped us to write a sentence based on our familiar book. We got lots of practise with letter formation and spelling tricky words!








Our phonics station was very busy! We practised our spelling and dictation on our whiteboards, and learned lots of grammar too. Mrs. Cronnolly also helped us with our spelling tests every Friday.







Word Work

At the word work station, we used magnet boards and letters to practise our word building strategies with Mr. Kilbride.









We got to use the ipads every morning to practise our spelling and grammar on the Spelling Bee app!




Children in First Class took part in the Operation Transformation “10 @ 10” campaign. They engaged in running and jumping activities as well as a fun dance class! It was a great way to start the day. All of the children had great fun as you can see in the pictures below!


Grandparents come to school !


Grandparent’s Day

On Wednesday the 1st of February, it  was Grandparent’s Day. Twelve grandparents came to fifth class to talk about their childhood memories. First we said some prayers and then we played some tin-whistle songs. Next we asked our grandparents questions about their lives. After we finished our questions we showed our grandparents a dance called: “The Bunny Hop”. Some grandparents joined in. We had a great time. After that we had some afternoon tea with a delicious selection of homemade buns, cupcakes, muffins and cookies. Unfortunately some of the grandparents had to leave. We had a great time! We love our grandparents!

By Emma, Shauna & Tegan

Doodle for Google

We have a Winner !!!

We are delighted to announce that a senior infant pupil, Zuzanna, has been selected to be in the public voting stage for the 2017 Doodle For Google.

The voting started on the 7th of February and will end on the 21st of February. Zuzanna has created an amazing weather machine design with the google logo. If you click on the link below you can vote and view her design in group one .